Croatia Travel Guide
Croatia’s southernmost town, Dubrovnik is one of the most popular destinations in the country and home to a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. A popular destination for tourists, Dubrovnik has become a must-visit location for anyone visiting Croatia. Here are some of the top attractions in the famous old city.
If you fancy a walk along the sea, Sveti Jakov Beach is just a 15-minute walk from Old Town and is a hugely popular spot among the locals. Or, if you’re looking to take to the water, a short boat trip from Old Town will take you to the island of Lokrum – a stunning nature park and popular swimming spot.
Lastly, any Game of Thrones fans will want to take a trip to Lovrijenac Fortress, the set for King’s Landing. A 14th Century fortress sitting atop a 37m high sea rock, it’s an absolute must-see for any visitors, and admission is included within the fee for entering the city walls.
One of Croatia’s most famous islands, Hvar is renowned all over the world for its gorgeous waters, incredible sunshine and much-touted nightlife. But Croatia’s fourth largest island has more to offer than just sun, sea and hangovers – Hvar also delivers wonderful countryside, stunning lavender fields, incredible food and fascinating history and culture.
Krka National Park
Named after the Krka River, this stunning national park covers 142 square kilometres, including two thirds of its namesake river. You will need to buy a ticket for admission to the park, which can be done online or on arrival – keep in mind that if you’re buying in person, you may have to queue during busy times of the year.
The main attraction of the park is undoubtedly the incredible waterfalls, including the iconic Skradinski Buk falls – a collection of 17 waterfalls that range in height. You’ll also want to see Roski Slap, a series of 12 waterfalls in a space of 450 metres.
Top of your list of things to do should be exploring the old town, known locally as Upper Town. You’ll find plenty of fascinating history and architecture, as well as historical characters strolling through the streets taking pictures with people. Be sure to check out Stone Gate while you’re there – the only remaining gate from the Old Town. If you visit between May and September, you can also take part in the Secrets of Gric – an interactive theatre night tour that lets visitors discover the historical side of the capital. Be sure to go on a Saturday rather than a Friday, when the show is in English.
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